European Respiratory Society (ERS) and Turkish Thoracic Society (TTS) Joint Webinar
17 August, 2023 | Online
Chairs: Dr Bülent Taner Karadag (Istanbul, Turkey)
Speakers: Dr Yasemin Gökdemir (Istanbul, Turkey), Dr Susan Madge (London, United Kingdom), Dr Carsten Schwarz (Potsdam, Germany)
Adult cystic fibrosis (CF) patient rate is currently increasing due to the novel treatment modalities and early diagnosis with newborn screening. More than 50% of CF patients living in US and Europe are adults and these adult patients are transitioned from paediatric to adult CF centres when they are 18-21 years old. Standardised transition process is available in most of these centres. Despite a standardised program, some particular problems are faced during this complex process. On the other hand, in undeveloped and developing countries adult CF patient rate is still under 50% and most of these centres don't have an official transition program. Therefore, the care of patients is influenced negatively during the transition process.
1. Pediatric Perspective (Yasemin Gokdemir)
2. Adult Perspective (Susan Madge and Carsten Schwartz)
Following this webinar, participants will be able to: